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Director: Development and Supporter Engagement


Job details

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
14 May 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Music


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) has set its ambition to be Aotearoa New Zealand’s most loved entertainment brand.

We are seeking a leadership cohort who will inspire and drive the Orchestra’s pathway to that goal.

A key leadership role will be the Director: Development and Supporter Engagement.

This role will encompass the following deliverables:

  • Driving and growing the NZSO’s non-Crown revenue through development initiatives with trusts, foundations, sponsors, donor and philanthropists
  • Developing strategies to boost fundraising and sponsor/donor relationships
  • Implementing the NZSO’s Development strategy
  • Leading and inspiring the NZSO’s Development team
  • Servicing the NZSO Foundation
  • Contributing to the overall success of the NZSO

The ideal candidate will have proven strategic expertise and a successful work history experience within central and local government – and in the commercial sector.  Leadership experience and expertise are essential, including proven ability to lead teams and foster an achieving and inclusive workplace culture.  A background in successful relationship management and commercial delivery are important. 

How to apply

Please send your CV and application to Bernadine Lynch: by 5pm, 14 May 2021. 

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3 May 2021

Interests The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is this country’s only full-time, full-strength, professional symphony orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, we’ve been delighting audiences with memorable concerts and recordings since 1946.